The Nation: A Bold Plan for the Future

CONFEDERATION

A Bold Plan for the Future

When Virginia's Richard Henry Lee rose in the State House in Philadelphia last month to move "that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free," that celebrated statement was only the first section of a three-part resolution. The second section asked that the Colonies immediately "take the most effectual measures for forming foreign alliances". The third section urged that "a plan for confederation be prepared and transmitted to the respective colonies for their consideration and approbation." That plan, TIME has learned, has...

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